Compositional elements
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Compositional elements

on

  • 403 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
403
Views on SlideShare
340
Embed Views
63

Actions

Likes
1
Downloads
13
Comments
0

1 Embed 63

http://stratfordphotography.wordpress.com 63

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Compositional elements Compositional elements Presentation Transcript

    • AS Photo Compositional elements
    • Compositional elements Inspired by shoots Research
    • Key points from research so far including artists names : • • • • • • • • • -
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A Other Rules of Composition There are other ways besides the rule of thirds to use lines and shapes to strengthen an image. Here's a quick overview of six additional methods of composition that can strengthen your images. The Triangle The Circle Frame Within a Frame Leading Lines Negative space
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography The Triangle When you take a photo basing the composition of a triangle that goes from one corner to the two opposite sides, the image is stronger and more dynamic. DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography By placing objects along strong diagonal lines, creating a triangle, you'll add strength to your image, as the eye is led from one corner to the other… Try it and see how dynamic your photo turns out to be…Remember balance… DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Look closely…can you tell where the triangles are? DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Remember composing with diagonals or triangles and balance DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Frame Within a Frame Use materials in your foreground and include them in your photo around two or more of the edges, creating a "frame within a frame“ effect. Mostly done with trees or branches, archways, doorways, etc. to frame the views you want to capturing… Good for landscape or urban shots… DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography The frame should have at least 2 sides. Avoid using only one side of the frame which could create off-balance shots. DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Can you spot the frames? DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Leading Lines Leading lines are great in composing a photo… Line created by the path leads the viewer into the photo, as if they were standing on the trail, ready to walk right into the image. The photo is interesting because it “invites” the viewer into the picture… Think about how you would like to “invite” the viewer into your picture… DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A Combine 2 or more techniques together… Notice the photo below. The road leads your eye into the image, meets the horizon which is one third from top of photo (rule of thirds combined with leading lines). Edges of the petals lead the eyes into centre of flower… Row of trees or street lights vanish in the distance, etc…
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography The Circle The circle can be used very effectively when composing a photograph, if the subject is right. DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Rhythm Another way to create dynamic impact in your photograph is with the use of "visual rhythm". Use repetition of form and shape in an image to create interest. DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Negative Space Negative space implies only small portion of frame is taken up by subject matter itself. Used either to make the subject matter seem very small, or give impression of subject matter in a wide-open space – “less is more” approach. Balance of negative space and subject is crucial… use rule of diagonals as basis… DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A Sometimes you can place the subject in the center of the negative space…
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Putting it all together Learn to see compositionally by taking abstract photographs. By abstract, subject matter is unrecognizable for most part. Get in close, use colour and lines in your composition. When you're done, look closely at it. Does the photo feel "balanced"? If the photo does not seem to resemble anything you’ve ever seen before, chances are that you’ve succeeded in taking an abstract shot…Congrats!! DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Look at the image on the right… Combination of rule of thirds and diagonals… Diagonal giving strength to the composition. Petals meet each other at the bottom third of the image. Sometimes by combining techniques a different composition arises. Test it yourself and create your own signature style. Be your own master. DE002A
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography The light falling on a red object in the background was captured to make a vivid abstract. Once again the rule of thirds comes into play with the technique of “getting closer”. DE002A The line of rivets is aligned using rule of thirds and the texture creates an interesting abstract.
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography DE002A Let your imagination run wild and test out some of the techniques discussed… Explore your style and have fun discovering your hidden talents!
    • Revealing Eye in Digital Photography Take your own images now bearing in mind our discussion about compositional elements and your initial research so far Think about this as a preinspired by shoot DE002A